What is a virus?

What is a virus?

Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students

A virus is a program designed to access your computer without your knowledge or permission.

Most attach themselves to other files in order to duplicate.  

They can then spread to other computers via email or file transfer.

Go to the the McAfee website to view a list of current threats.

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